CFO

Deloitte CFO Survey reveals economic fears surrounding Brexit

The latest Deloitte CFO Survey reveals fears and concerns surrounding Brexit. According to the survey, 83% of those CFOs canvassed expect the long-term business environment to deteriorate once the UK leaves the EU – a reading not seen since the June 2016 referendum. Deloitte’s Chief Economist, Ian Stewart, said that …

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Deloitte’s European CFO Survey for spring is released

Deloitte's European CFO Survey for spring is released

Deloitte has released its European CFO Survey for spring, which revealed the mood and concerns shared by CFOs across the continent. More than 1,000 CFOs were canvassed for the survey across Europe, who gave their view on hiring and investment intentions, current strategic priorities they deem vital to success, as …

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IR35: consultation launched by HMRC with advice for private sector reforms

IR35: consultation launched by HMRC with advice for private sector reforms

HMRC has opened a second consultation on the implementation of IR35 contractor reforms. Under the reforms, any organisations in the private sector hiring off-payroll contractors will also be responsible for handling any tax status disputes. Due for implementation in April 2020, IR35 reforms will mean the organisations hiring these contractors …

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Know your employees: using biometric technology in people management

Information Technology

The fast-moving world of data exchange, coupled with increased migration, has made the business of people management increasingly complex and fraught with risk. This year alone, the news has been full of stories about businesses, from restaurant chains to car manufacturers, falling victim to employee fraud or being prosecuted for …

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A guide to social media customer support in 2018

As customers are increasingly using social channels to manage their customer service interactions, with nearly 70% of consumers having used social channels for customer service on at least one occasion, consumers are becoming more demanding and driving the change in how companies are communicating with them. Customers are more mobile, …

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82% of UK businesses believe Europe is key to future expansion

Financial Planning

Over two thirds (69%) of UK businesses will expand internationally in the next three years, according to a survey of 500 key decision makers by Elements Global Services, with 82% considering Europe to be the most strategically important region to expand into. This is despite the fact that nearly half …

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How damaging is FX risk exposure for mid-sized businesses?

How damaging is FX risk exposure for mid-sized businesses?

For mid-sized companies, fluctuating exchange rates are one of the least hedged variables in terms of risk management. And with many mid-sized firms being heavily exposed to overseas markets, both in terms of importing materials and exporting products, this risk exposure has the potential to hit profit margins hard and …

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